Meet the Team

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement is dedicated to understanding the burden of cancer in the 23-county catchment area, forming partnerships with the community and scientists, conducting outreach, and facilitating implementation of evidence-based cancer risk reduction and screening to ensure that catchment area needs and disparities are addressed.

The team is a group of passionate and highly qualified professionals with years of experience in health care disparities, health equity, health system redesign, community-based health education, translational research, program evaluation, biostatistics and geographical information systems. The Community Outreach and Engagement team is also supported by clinical community navigators, community health resource coordinators and community health workers. All work together to connect community members to needed clinical and social services, as well as provide community education and outreach. Citizen scientists, research coordinators and research assistants link investigators and community members and facilitate access to interventional research trials, particularly for communities that are traditionally underrepresented.


Leadership

Associate Director

Ramzi G Salloum
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Ramzi G Salloum Ph.D.

Associate Professor And Division Director
Phone: (352) 294-4997

Message from the Associate Director

“Together, we will expand education and access to evidence-based cancer screening and prevention services to address our catchment area’s needs and eliminate disparities.”

Director

Jennifer N Woodard
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Jennifer N Woodard

Director, Office Of Community Outreach & Engagement, UFHealth Cancer Center
Phone: (352) 294-5974

Staff

Jamie Hensley
Department: HA-UFHCC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Jamie Hensley MHCM, CCRP

Assistant Director Of Cancer Screening & Care Navigation
Phone: (352) 325-3702
Mclinda Gilchrist
Department: HA-UFHCC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Mclinda Gilchrist

OPS – Community Health Worker
Phone: (352) 273-5159
Yi Guo
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Yi Guo PhD, FAMIA

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5969
Leah Hartman
Department: HA-UFHCC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Leah Hartman

OPS – Community Health Worker
Phone: (352) 273-8010
Evelyn N Martinez
Department: HA-UFHCC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Evelyn N Martinez

Clinical Community Navigator
Phone: (352) 359-5184
LaTrina Massey
Department: HA-UFHCC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

LaTrina Massey MPH

Assistant Director Of Outreach & Education
Phone: (850) 576-4073
Laura Parra
Department: HA-UFHCC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Laura Parra MPH, CHES

Community Programs Specialist
Phone: (352) 273-8010
Zoe A Parrales
Department: HA-UFHCC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Zoe A Parrales

OPS – Community Health Worker
Phone: (352) 273-8010
Kathryn Pluta
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Kathryn Pluta

AST SCTST
Phone: (352) 294-9949
Jacqueline Sutton
Department: HA-UFHCC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Jacqueline Sutton

OPS – Community Health Worker
Phone: (352) 273-8010
Shantavia Webb
Department: HA-UFHCC ADMIN SUPPORT

Shantavia Webb

Administrative Specialist I
Phone: (352) 273-9394
Easton N Wollney
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Easton N Wollney

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 627-9467

Guided by local stakeholders

GOVERNANCE

Community Advisory Board

The UF Health Cancer Center's Community Outreach and Engagement office is guided by a Community Advisory Board, which plays a vital role in collaborating with our leadership team, program directors and Cancer Center members to ensure that our work focuses on cancer-related issues that are critical to the communities we serve. The success of the Cancer Center and the CAB hinges on members’ expertise working with diverse communities and stakeholder groups in North Central Florida.

Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the UF Health Cancer Center's (UFHCC) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

Engaged with our community

Community partners

The UF Health Cancer Center's Community Outreach and Engagement office partners with a range of academic, clinical, community and UF organizations.

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